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2009-MO-062 - Jordan v. State

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court


Jermaine Jordan, Petitioner,

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent.


ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI


Appeal From Horry County
 J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge


Memorandum Opinion No.  2009-MO-062
Submitted November 18, 2009 – Filed December 7, 2009 


REVERSED


Bobby  Frederick, of Myrtle Beach, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney  General Salley W. Elliott, Assistant Attorney General Christina J. Catoe, of Columbia, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM: In this post-conviction relief (PCR) case, the PCR court denied Petitioner Jermaine Jordan's request for relief.  This Court granted a writ of certiorari to review that decision.  We reverse pursuant to Rule 220(b) and the following authority: Brown v. State, 383 S.C. 506, 680 S.E.2d 909 (2009) (stating this Court will not uphold the findings of the PCR court if no probative evidence supports those findings); Lounds v. State, 380 S.C. 454, 670 S.E.2d 646 (2008) (reversing the PCR court's denial of relief because no probative evidence existed to support the findings).

TOAL, C.J., WALLER, PLEICONES, BEATTY and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.